Disc Brake Conversion??

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by areelius, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. shanman

    shanman Light Load Member

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    I’ll have to go find the invoice but if I remember somewhat correctly it was less than 600 total. And that’s having the shop do it. And it only needed pads on all 4 rotors were still good. I’ll look for the invoice tomorrow.
     
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  3. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    Reviving from the dead.

    I'd like to convert three trailers to Air Discs if there's any new conversion kits available..
    Hendrickson Axles , air ride
     
  4. tworiversidaho

    tworiversidaho Bobtail Member

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    I’m in this situation, too. I have a truck ordered with discs, my trailer (which is a new 2023 model year utility) has drums with Hendrickson 23k axles. I want to convert my trailer to disc when my new truck arrives and have disc all around.
     
  5. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    Wondering what kind of fuel mpg are you getting out of your set up?
     
  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Contact Hendrickson and ask them what is needed.
     
  7. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    School buses don't even have seat belts lol
     
  8. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    I've been looking at doing this and i can tell you there isn't any KIT for it. You need to get a Cut off and either cut ur end off and put the new cut off on or transfer everything over and hope it works... The quote i got today for a cut off with disc brakes is gonna be over 20k thats if everything works.. Saying its a used cut off could be a lot more if parts arent working..
     
  9. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

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    Wrong.
    Disc brakes has a better stopping power than drum brakes.
    A Qualcomm G-Sensor detecting a collision every time an emergency disc brakes application was needed.
    I know that since I use them since January 2012.
    On triaxle loads up to 46.5T all 2012.
    Continuing with tandem loads up to 39.5T afterwards.
    Try them, love them, stop bashing them.
     
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  10. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

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    They don't beat trailers.
    Most braking is done by the tractors.
    Your trailers have a minor contribution only.
     
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  11. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

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    School busses are owned by cheap !@#$% who don't give a fuss about your children.
     
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